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    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    grade D+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Dorchester is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts with a population of 126,909. Dorchester is in Suffolk County. Living in Dorchester offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Dorchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dorchester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Dorchester are above average.

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About Dorchester...
Population
126,909

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$453,562
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,452
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    527.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    275.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    482.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,410.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    327.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,552
National
$62,843
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  12%

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